I was born to a lovely couple in South Carolina. I had no control of where I would be born or to whom. I am extremely grateful I was born in the US and to parents who are still together today. I was also born with no major maladies or deformities, ten fingers, ten toes. There are millions who have been born to more harsh circumstances.
All of us can relate to this as none of us has had any part in where, when or how we were born. We just were. Only God knows why we were born when and where we were. Scripture illuminates this in Isaiah.
Thus says the Lord who made you And formed you from the womb
The Book of Jeremiah goes on to illustrate this more clearly.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you;
According to the Bible, God knew us BEFORE we were born. It is because of Him we exist on this planet with this particular body. He formed it and created it according to His will. We are a specific creation of His unique in every way! Life as we know it would not exist without Him.
Consciousness is a gift from God so that we may live and experience this world for ourselves. You would think that alone would be enough for us amazing humans. Yet we clamor for more. We claim our successes and capabilities are self developed and self acquired. Nothing could be further from the truth.
All we have and have access to is from God. This truth was buried in the Garden and remains buried to this day. We don't for some reason want to hand over praise and exultation to the One who made us who we are today. That would mean we had no part to play in this life WE have created for ourselves. That biography of the struggle of John and Jane Doe is worthless if we truly understand where it all originated.
This is true humility if we let go of our praises for our self and transfer that honor to the Lord who made us and continues to make us everyday. He is the Creator of everything. The lie of the enemy is that we can make ourselves in our own image without His assistance. Many have died and failed trying to prove this theory.
Allow me to save you some time and frustration. We can do nothing. Our efforts as Solomon learned are in vain. "this also is grasping for the wind." Without God in the recipe for success, we will ultimately fail.
Why was Moses chosen to lead his people out of bondage? The Bible is very clear here.
Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth. Numbers 12
Jesus Himself explained this
Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18
If you want to be exalted, be humble 1 Peter 5
If you want to be lifted up, be humble James 4
Strive to be the most humble person on the earth. If your goal is to be great, humble yourself and become a servant like Jesus did 2,000 years ago.
Our origin is from God the Creator and without Him we would not exist and experience all this planet has to offer. Jesus came to save us from ourselves and without Him we would not get to experience eternal life. These principles are the origin of humility and who we must become. Without them we would not exist. Remember that everyday as you carry out your daily tasks. Give it to God and He will direct your steps.
And that is the Whole Truth!
May God truly bless you in your walk with Him.
And remember, God always answers His kneemail.